Category Archives: Writing

My Conception

As I sat staring at my computer, contemplating what to write, noting several “Must-Read Celebrity Stories!” on my home page and tracking the labored progression of a particularly fat squirrel up the ornamental beech tree outside my window, while obsessing … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Sin Boldly!

Martin Luther famously said, “Sin boldly, but believe more boldly still!” In other words, if you’re going to do something, don’t do it by halves! While editing my novel, I became aware that I’d overused the phrase “as if” and … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Something Real “Faith-based” movies are in the toddler stage. Hollywood only began to realize there was a large audience for such films when The Passion of the Christ sold massive numbers of tickets to churchgoers in…

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Eavesdropping and Etiquette

Originally posted on Pam Webb:
This month’s Why We Say is a batch fresh from the “E” section. Eavesdropper Going back to the Saxon days of England, a person could not build right to the property line since it was…

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It’s My 5th Blogiversary!

I’m 5 today! And you know what that means — It means I get to go to school with the bigger blogger kids now! According to development experts, these are the: 10 Key Traits of a Five Year Old Displays … Continue reading

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My grief is a three year old.

Originally posted on yellowlamplight:
I had that thought the other day–that my grief was a three year old.  I smiled.  I couldn’t help it.  The comparison was too humorous.  Too true. My grief really is a three year old in…

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How do You Forgive the Unforgivable?

I’ve just finished the first draft of the novelization of my feature film Over-the-Rhine (distribution plans in-the-works), a story about the hard work of forgiveness, and more. How do you forgive the unforgiveable? To begin with, you have to remember … Continue reading

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